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Dystopian Narratives and Legal Imagination: Tales of Noir Cities and Dark Law

Shulamit Almog

in Law and the Utopian Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804790819
eISBN:
9780804791861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790819.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on two cinematic narratives: Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville (1965) and Ridley Scot's Blade Runner (1982). Both films relate to dystopias generated by human decision-making, reveal ... More


Toward Alphaville: Noir, Midcentury Communication, and the Management of Affect

Justus Nieland

in Noir Affect

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823287802
eISBN:
9780823290390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287802.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This presents a genealogy of noir affect as it emerges alongside of and against midcentury humanism and the transformation of work from Fordism to the postwar logic of cybernetics. Tracing a filmic ... More


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